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You’ll Dig These Destinations

Former Mining Sites Transformed Into Recreational/Historical Trails From the shores of the Great Lakes Region where the Copper Culture thrived in prehistoric times, to the mineral-rich lands of the Upper Mississippi where the lead boom of the early 1800s helped accelerate statehood, mining has always been a key part of the area we now know


Tornado season 2024 is off to a ferocious start. First, the state’s earliest-ever twisters hit in early February. Then, May brought several days with severe weather and spawned 21 tornadoes, bringing the year-to-date total to 23, already matching the state’s annual tornado average. Sixteen tornadoes hit on Tuesday, May 21, wreaking havoc, mainly in rural

Work Continues to Bring Electricity to the Navajo Nation

For the second year in a row, two linemen from Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative (CWEC) traveled to the Navajo Nation in Arizona to take part in the Light Up Navajo Project. Mack Yarbrough and Josh Wick spent a week working to bring electricity to residents of the Navajo Nation. Wick said he decided to participate

Put VCP into Action to Help Stop the EPA Power Plant Rule

In last month’s WECN column I introduced you to an NRECA advocacy program for electric cooperative consumer members, like yourself, called Voices for Cooperative Power. This is an effective online or mobile tool that you can use to get good information or connect quickly to your elected officials to voice your opinion on important energy

Signs Your HVAC is in Trouble

Q: How do I know if my HVAC system is malfunctioning? A: Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is one of the most important and expensive systems in your home. Detecting issues early can help you plan for repairs or equipment replacement. Equipment functionality issues can affect your electricity use, which may result in

News Briefs

Cardinal-Hickory Creek Completion Date Set Construction on the final segment of the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line is now underway. Dairyland Power Cooperative announced that the 102-mile, 345-kV line, which runs from Middleton to Dubuque, will be fully in service on September 27, 2024. “This is great news. It’s been a battle for almost a decade,